Prime Minister Addresses Ficus Mosta Tree Relocation & Protests

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Speaking to journalists, Prime Minister Robert Abela addressed the various elements in relation to the relocation of of ficus trees in Mosta. 

Abela first spoke about the arrest of Moviment Graffitti activist Andre Callus, saying that the right for peaceful protest is a right for all citizens. He also highlighted that the job of police officers to keep civil order can often clash with this in intense situations. 

He admitted however that the situation with Callus could have been exercised in a more ‘calibrated manner’, but emphasised that it is still a right for anyone to protest.

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When it came to the relocation of the trees, Abela emphasised that the decision was taken unanimously by the Mosta local council. 

The Prime Minister said that the decision was one that would see the 12 ficus trees relocated, and not destroyed, to Santa Margarita, with indigenous trees replacing those in Mosta.

Robert Abela also urged the local council members who took the decision to communicate on such matters with more clarity due to the sensitivity of the issue. ‘This is not a situation wherein the areas where the trees were located would have been replaced with concrete’, he said. 

What do you make of the Prime Minister’s comments?


G7 Events Back at Toy Room This Friday for a Super Friday Special!

G7 Events Takes Center Stage at Toy Room Malta: A Night of Electrifying Beats and Local Talent
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G7 Events and are back with a bang as Malta’s leading events brand returns to superclub Toy Room Malta on Friday 17th November.

Renowned for providing local partygoers with unforgettable club nights all year round, G7 Events will transform the club into a  haven of music and good vibes, featuring a line-up of your favourite local DJs.

Brace yourself for a night unlike any other as DJs Debrii, Miggy, Gabii, Sar, D-Rey, and JJOY hit the booth, unlocking a night of dance music, good vibes and cold drinks. With their unique styles and infectious energy, these talented DJs are set to create an atmosphere that truly encapsulates Maltese clubbing.

Toy Room Malta, the venue for this sensational night, provides the perfect backdrop – known for being in the heart of Malta’s clubbing scene and offering a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting set-up, the club promises an immersive experience that complements the music curated by the talented lineup.


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As G7 Events marks its return to Toy Room Malta, anticipation is running high, making Friday, November 17th, a date that partygoers won’t want to miss. Get ready to dance, celebrate, and lose yourself in the rhythm as G7 Events once again takes the lead in creating unmistakable nights in Malta’s nightlife scene.


Joey First From Friends Cast To Post Matthew Perry Tribute

Joey First From Friends Cast To Post Matthew Perry Tribute
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Matt LeBlanc is officially the first FRIENDS co-star to break the silence in regards to the unfortunate and sudden passing of Matthew Perry. 

LeBlanc’s character of Joey was Perry’s Chandler’s roommate and best friend in the beloved sitcom, with the actor taking photos and memories of the two together and sharing them with a touching post about the late actor. 


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‘Matthew. It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye. The times we had together are honestly among the favourite times of my life’, wrote LeBlanc.

‘It was an honour to share the stage with you and to call you my friend. I will always smile when I think of you and I’ll never forget you. Never.’

‘Spread your wings and fly brother you’re finally free. Much love. And I guess you’re keeping the 20 bucks you owe me.’


Police Handcuff Moviment Graffitti’s Andre Callus During Mosta Tree Protest

Police Handcuff Moviment Graffitti's Andre Callus During Mosta Tree Protest
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During a protest held in the main Mosta Square earlier today, members of the Malta Police Force handcuffed Moviment Graffitti leader and Mosta resident Andre Callus in a clash between protestors and police.


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Callus was one of the activists present during the ongoing protests against the removal of 12 Ficus trees in the Mosta square, which were planned to be moved to another area in Mosta. Safe to say, the decision ruffled a few feathers, with activists, environmentalists, residents and outspoken members of the Maltese population expressing their dismay at the decision.

“In reaction to our actions to stop the absurd remove of protected trees, the Police, with violent, intimidating and aggressive actions have just arrested one of us. We are here and will remain here to protect that which belongs to Mosta residents and us all,” Graffitti wrote in a recent statement.